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Free Trade Area Membership as a Stepping Stone to Development: The Case of ASEAN

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  • Fukase, E.
  • Martin, W.

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This study investigates the economic impacts of accession to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) by the new member countries of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The trade policies of these countries are examined, and a series of quantitative analyses were undertaken to evaluate the impacts of accession. The study focuses on some of the key country-specific policy challenges associated with trade liberalization-- such as declining tariff revenues in Cambodia, and the negative impacts on sensitive domestic industries in Vietnam.

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Paper provided by World Bank in its series World Bank - Discussion Papers with number 421.

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Length: 172 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:fth:wobadi:421

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Keywords: TRADE ; TRADE POLICY ; TARIFFS ; DISCRIMINATION;

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  1. Martin, Will, 2001. "Trade policy reform in the East Asian transition economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2535, The World Bank.
  2. Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, 2009. "How is the EU-ASEAN FTA viewed by ASEAN stakeholders?," Asia Europe Journal, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 63-78, February.

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